Anaheim Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation exists to make it easy for injured workers to obtain benefits and have their expenses covered. At the same time, it also protects employers from being sued when an employee is hurt at work. While workers’ compensation benefits are typically offered in exchange for employer protection, in some cases it is possible to hold the employer personally responsible through a negligence claim with the help of a skilled Orange County work injury attorney.

At the Law Offices of Robert Willyard, we understand what’s at stake when you are seriously injured at work. For this reason, we put ourselves at your disposal to answer any questions you may have while we file your claim for compensation. We are so confident in our ability to help that we will not accept payment until we recover benefits for you. We have recovered millions of dollars in workers’ compensation already, so look to us when you are badly hurt on the job.

When can I sue my employer?

While having workers’ compensation insurance generally exempts employers from being sued, some situation can call for suing your employer.

  • Not carrying workers’ compensation in the first place can leave them liable to heavy fines and give you the right to take legal action against them. Such a suit could recover even more in lost wages than workers’ compensation normally allows, and even pain and suffering which is not a part of workers’ compensation.
  • Employers who retaliate in any way, especially against employees who pursue workers’ compensation claims can be sued.
  • Employers who commit intentional or egregious acts that result in injury to an employee can likewise be held accountable. The burden of proof rests with the employee, however, to demonstrate how their employer’s actions resulted in harm.
  • If you were injured by a co-worker or other third party at work and you can establish that your employer was aware of their violent propensity and history and did nothing to protect you as their employee.
  • If you were forced to work with toxic chemicals without being offered adequate protection or you were made to work with defective products or tools by your employer, you could hold your employer accountable through a lawsuit.

A skilled Anaheim work injury attorney can come alongside you to hold your employer accountable if they are negligent in any way to recover needed benefits if you have been injured. You deserve a resilient representative with your best interests at heart, so speak with the Law Offices of Robert Willyard to learn about your rights and how best to proceed with your case.
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